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Grateful Dead Live at Horton Field House - Illinois State University on 1978-04-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Horton Field House - Illinois State University on 1978-04-24

Set 1

The Promised Land
Ramble On Rose
Me And My Uncle ->
Big River
Friend Of The Devil
Brown Eyed Women
It Must Have Been The Roses
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
Good Lovin'
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Not Fade Away ->
Black Peter ->
Around And Around

Werewolves Of London

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Horton Field House - Illinois State University
Location Normal, IL

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat (44.1k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v10.2 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- Set 2 disc change is seamless
-- There's a Stayin' Alive tease in Big River
-- Tape flips in Drums and Around


Reviewer: helpontheway79 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2016
Subject: those ain't howler monkeys...
njpg, as a long term resident of southern mexico and frequent traveler to guatemala and belize, i can say without a doubt that those are not howlers. not sure what they are. but these are howlers...

apart from that, although i've enjoyed the shows for years, i'm new to commenting/reviewing on the archive, so not much to offer yet. this drums definitely gets some honorable mention from me. and there's a lotta real nice subtle ad-libbing going on during this show. apart from the aforementioned "let it burn, let it burn, let it burn," there's bobby ("cause i need somebody to help me now") and donna ("really?") after the "...come on clap your hands" during Music. and jerry's "no it don't!" on FOTD after the last "but it don't look like me." no doubt in the top 3 for '78.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2016
Subject: Let it burn!

and a girl is standing there...
Reviewer: grateful greensky - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 12, 2016
Subject: MUSIC!!!!!
Voted #1 Music Never Stopped full of spunk throughout but Jerry holds nothing back,just listen to this build and build everyone just ripping full tilt and Jerry takes it Higher and Higher.
Reviewer: Aplisko - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2015
Subject: Not Fade Away
Come on people! How an you not mention the awesome Not Fade Away!
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2013
Subject: NFA
Drums is/are totally worth mentioning.
Reviewer: gr8fuldad73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2013
Subject: stellar dead!!!
absolutely killer show.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2012
Subject: Fantastic show.
Special mention should be made of this Drums. Those are howler monkeys you can hear calling. Who made that field recording? It sounds like whoever it was is trying to call to the monkeys & get them to call back.
Reviewer: splue - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 23, 2011
Subject: am subscribing 2 this show
at the showgettin subscribin place
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2010
Subject: fire only 5 stars
another 78 top 10
Reviewer: snashforce - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2009
Subject: Agree...Hot Fire on the Mtn.
Before the final ascent in Fire, Jerry sings "Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn". That's one of my favorite moments.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2009
Subject: One of my favs...
This is one of the most unique Scarlet>Fires out there. The boys really developed their sound by the Spring of '78 and these April shows are all a real treat. Bobby is playing with his slide, Jerry's Wolf guitar sound is at it's peak, Donna and Keith are sounding better than ever since their '77 tours. This Scarlet>Fire is on of the best of '78, maybe not as good as 5/21/77 but close. Just listen to the shear inspiration on the Fire, Jerry is using my favorite guitar effects(the Mutron Octave divider and envelope filter)and is ripping notes all over the scales. The Werewolves of London was a brief but much loved addition to their encore slot, much better than hearing a Johnny B. Goode haha.

This sound is better than any of the other sources. See for yourself!
Reviewer: sycamoreslough - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2009
Subject: Nice fire transition Donna/Billy sound awesome
Not my favorite Scarlet Fire transition, but pretty darn close. I had this tape in high school and would always listen to it on my walkman while cutting the grass! It was labeled the Dekalb IL show obviously by error...I'm glad i located it....the Terrapin is nice and Im lucky to have had this show as my only bootleg as a new fan back in 94. My first and last show was 10-07-94. Wish i was around for the good ol days..jeff
Reviewer: SkyDawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2009
Subject: Take A Look At Poor Peter
One of the best shows of 1978 from the great month of April. The whole show is a highlight, but of particular interest is the transition jam from Scarlet to Fire. The Black Peter from this show is one of the best, just spilling over with great blues licks from Mr Garcia & Company. Jerry's vocal work is really nice too. The versions of Ramble On Rose and It Must Have Been The Roses are also stand outs.
The sound quality of this recording/transfer is top shelf!
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2009
Subject: where's the FOB?
i used to have a crisp, wide ranging aud of this most excellent show. it would add to the spectrum to have one. any posters?

gotta love that second set. it is definitely a blueprint for the 80s, but with that lush 78 sound.
Reviewer: gaZeebo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2009
Subject: hot damn
check out the promised, the ramble on rose, the disco jam into me & my uncle, the transition into big river....

these guys are having a blast and they take every song up a notch, just stepping it up!

this might be the best show of 1978
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